Last on the Card – November 2022

Last Photo for November 2022

Thank you to everyone who contributes their good and not so good photos. Like a lot of people I forget and am surprised at what was the last photo on the four devices I use to take photos.

    So let’s see what you have for November 2022

    The rules are simple:
    1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th November.
    2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
    3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
    4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
    5. Tag “The Last Photo”

    Here’s mine

    From my Samsung Galaxy S9

    From my Canon PowerShot A1200

    From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS

    From my Canon EOS 1300D

    Walking Squares #24 – In the garden

    Becky’s #WalkingSquares

    This months squares has been fun. Unfortunately I have been unable to post as much as I usually do and feel I have let Becky down.

    I have had a busy day, actually a busy week so far, so I haven’t taken many photos. This afternoon I was getting the washing in and spotted a Swamp Bluet Damselfly in the garden. Luckily it stayed around while I went for my camera

    I hope that everyone’s fabulous walking photos have helped you Becky as you take this part of your life head on. I wish there was more I could do to help ease this unfathomable pain you are feeling. I am always here for you ❤❤

    Walking Squares #14 – Flower and trees

    Becky’s #WalkingSquares

    Have been rather busy over the past few says. I didn’t take my camera with me when I went outside. I decided to to a late afternoon stroll to the road and see how the Golden Everlasting Paper Daisies were doing.

    So it looks like I’ll be walking up that hill again

    It looks like they are finishing flowering so will have to collect the seeds and spread them all around the place.

    A few are going strong

    I’ll get good seeds off this one I hope

    Time to head back home. My home is down there

    Finding a spot on the driveway where I could get a good view of the tree canopy

    Even in the late afternoon light, the flowers in the garden really stood out.

    Cee’s FOTD

    Bren’s Floral Friday #FF79

    The Life of a Hippeastrum flower #1

    This year the Hippeastrums in my garden have been wonderful. This has a few photos so I hope you can hang in there. Following are the spears and buds as they appear from among the long strappy green leaves.

    I have a lot of plants that have been in the old wheelbarrow for as long as I can remember. I haven’t done anything with the wheelbarrow or plants except water them. The wheelbarrow was repaired by my Dad ages and ages ago.

    Dad had a rusted out wheelbarrow body but the frame was good. I found a car bonnet in a place where people used to dump stuff in the old, still bush part of the cemetery, near where I used to live. He made a tray for the wheelbarrow with the bonnet and it’s still going well.

    Here, the flowers are trying to burst out

    I’m not game to move the wheelbarrow though.

    The first part of their life I didn’t have to water them as they grew, it rained for most of the days of their life. I wonder if this bud will produce two flowers or is there a another bud at the very back

    Nearly all of the spears are buds now. Photos were taken a few days apart unless there is a significant change.

    This bud will definitely a three head flower

    Once one started to open, it seemed like a rush of blooms

    Almost one-hundred percent of the buds have bloomed. The rain has stopped, slowed down so the flowers have sunshine to greet in the mornings

    Every one is out and some are already starting to wane

    They are a beautiful flower don’t you think?

    The bees love the flowers. After a while around the flowers, these little Stingless Native Bees will fly off with their pollen sacs full.

    One by one, the flowers begin to fade, no longer able to hold their head up, the flowers droop, while others shine bright

    The last of the rain drops on a shiny red coat

    From the one bulb five flowers, each emerging at a different time. Anti clockwise in death.

    All are about near finished, drying flowers on withered stalks

    The last hurrah, producing capsules at the end of the flower. It is a sort of seed capsule but they aren’t big

    Almost finished. Soon only long green strappy leaves will be left.

    This is number 11 in my series of “The Life of…..flower” I enjoy looking at all stages of the plants in my garden.
    I hope you found the Hippeastrum flowers life enjoyable too.
    Number 12 and the next will be #2 of The Life of a Hippeastrum

    Cee’s FOTD

    Walking Squares #10 – Butterflies, Flowers and a Surprise

    Becky’s #WalkingSquares

    Another walk at my place. This time I went into the bush beyond the fallen tree from the other days walk. I intended to get down to the waterhole but I had a few distractions on the way down. Hard to walk past some weeds and not pull them out. Plus I moved small branches and logs off the track in case I can get the mower along there one day soon.

    I made it to around 800 meters and the clouds began to build so I decided to head for home. By the time I was on the last stretch home, the sun came out.

    This is a long hike as well so I might need you to walk with love. A bit of a reggae tune to get you going

    Down the back steps and the last of the Lilli Pilli flowers is hanging on

    Walking about you have to careful of Brown Bandicoot scrapes dug overnight. They are looking for insects and worms that live in the soil. Could easily twist an ankle and that would ruin a walk.

    Past “The Big Dam” Which is a huge failure. I was surprised that there was still a lot of water. The underground spring that connects to the dams water may have blocked. That spring runs under the dam and further down the gully, the water from the dam flows on the surface. When it is full it would hold 7million million litres of water

    I guess that is why there are Dragonflies about

    The once sparse tufts of Kangaroo Grass, a native grass to my area, are in more places and those clumps are seeding well

    Lots of trees have gum nuts so the seed bank in the soil is growing

    The bush is recovering nicely. Still lots of dead trees around so have to watch where I walk. Since I was down this way there has been a few tree falls as well as large branches that have dropped from on high

    Large areas of Yellow Buttons too. All of the following flowers are about 10mm in diameter and some smaller

    I was getting some photos of the small Rough Guinea flower when I was photo-bombed by a Blue-banded Bee

    A Hairy Guinea Flower with a couple of fruit pods

    I don’t know the name of this tiny yellow flower

    The occasional Dandelion was about

    All the butterflies in this gallery have wingspans from 19mm to 25mm. A Line-blue of some sort. The blue on the body is noticeable

    A different Line-blue Butterfly to show the blue front of his body

    A Ringlet with “eyes” on the wings. Makes them big and fierce to potential predators

    The wonderfully named Greenish Darter

    Not too sure about this one. Just a tiny pink flower growing all by itself

    A Grass Trigger Plant flowers in clusters like these

    Now for the surprise Yes this was a very pleasant surprise for me. I have only ever seen one Purple Fringe Lily on my place ever and that was after the fire.

    So when I came across this one I was so happy. Then I looked and saw a few more nearby.

    As I walked up the hill, I just went nuts…there were some plants that had two flowers and look at the seed pods as well.

    And then I saw it. A plant with three flowers. I have never seen one with more than one flower, here or elsewhere.

    Back home and the Agapanthus are fully open

    Walking Square #2 – Butterflies, Bikes and Lights

    Becky’s #WalkingSquares

    Today I went to town to do a bit of shopping. I also wanted to have a walk around a particular part of town where I was hoping there would be window shades for my Monday Window series on window shades. I was also looking around for things for my #WalkingSquares for today.

    I have decided to add a bit to the title for a change as well.

    Here is the song for the day. An oldie I hope you enjoy.

    A Caper White Butterfly was flitting about. Suddenly it flew up high and there were about four others flying around. This is when the Caper Whites are migrating to the east coast. They have started to arrive at my place as well.

    A pretty little bicycle garden on the nature strip under a Fig Tree

    A lovely old light on a house. I love those old metal enamel lights